Long-Term Studies of Vertebrate Communities

Long-Term Studies of Vertebrate Communities

by Martin L. Cody
     
 

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This unique book synthesizes the ongoing long-term community ecology studies of fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals. The studies have been conducted from deserts to rainforests as well as in terrestrial, freshwater, and marine habitats and provide valuable insight that can be obtained only through persistent, diligent, and year-after-year investigation.

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This unique book synthesizes the ongoing long-term community ecology studies of fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals. The studies have been conducted from deserts to rainforests as well as in terrestrial, freshwater, and marine habitats and provide valuable insight that can be obtained only through persistent, diligent, and year-after-year investigation.
Long-Term Studies of Vertebrate Communities is ideal for faculty, researchers, graduate students, and undergraduates in vertebrate biology, ecology, and evolutionary biology, including ecology, natural history, and systematics.

Key Features
* Provides unique perspectives of community stability and variation
* Details the influence of natural and other perturbations on community structure
* Includes synopses by well-known authors
* Presents results from a broad range of vertebrate taxa
* Studies were conducted at different latitudes and in different habitats

Editorial Reviews

Booknews
A synthesis reporting of the ongoing long-term community ecology studies of fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals being conducted world-wide in environments from the desert to the rainforest. The 17 papers feature studies of reef fish and those in tropical rivers, the structures and dynamics of a turtle community over a two decade period, finch communities in climatically fluctuating environments, the organization of a neotropical bat community, and the long-term response of desert rodents to natural changes. Includes graphs and tables. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
From the Publisher
"I admire the enthusiasm, dedication, and persistence of these authors for their interest in the natural history of their systems."
—AMERICAN ZOOLOGIST

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780080535623
Publisher:
Elsevier Science
Publication date:
10/24/1996
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
597
File size:
18 MB
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